transferring music

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ayres, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. ayres macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2010
    so am i correct in assuming that i cannot transfer non-itunes music from my ipad to my mbp itunes library?

    while visiting my parents last christmas, i thought i would be savvy save some of my dad's ripped music to my ipad rather than burn copies. but now i cannot transfer that music to my itunes library.

    must i use third party programs?

  2. ayres thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2010
    Let me be a little clearer, as I'm surprised hundreds have read this and there have been no responses...

    I ripped my dads music collection to his computer's iTunes several years back. Much of it is lossless. recently, while visiting, I hooked up my iPad to his computer and transferred music to bring home with me (I live 5000 miles away).

    I assumed I could connect my iPad to my mbp (I manually manage content), and drag those songs to my music library. I assumed wrong.

    Any ideas? I figured this was a no-brainier.
  3. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I think that you may need a third party app for this. I have seen both free and paid apps that do what you are wanting but have not had to use one yet so I can not recommend one. I sure someone will chime in with a solution for you.

    You might get better results if you had posted this in the iTunes forum. A moderator might be able to move this thread for you.

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